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Asia's ugly duckling: Australia [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-12-23 00:19:16 |Display all floors
Isnt Australia part of Oceania, along with Air Strip One (formerly known as the UK) ?

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Post time 2006-12-23 18:10:33 |Display all floors
Originally posted by icewendigo at 2006-12-23 02:19
Isnt Australia part of Oceania ?


In fact you're right, icewendigo.
I don't think we'll let that stop those who want to classify Australia as part of Asia, just to criticise it, and part of the west, just to criticise it, and part of, um, Antarctica, just to criticise it.......
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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Post time 2006-12-23 20:18:14 |Display all floors

Reply #57 icewendigo's post

Isnt Australia part of Oceania, along with Air Strip One (formerly known as the UK)


Yes an independent Nuclear Armed "airstrip" with as much wealth as China
That means 60 brits have the wealth of 1500 Chinese. Not bad for an "airstrip"

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Post time 2006-12-25 03:51:03 |Display all floors

A false argument.

So 1 Britain has the wealth of the equvalent of 25 Chinese!  Bully for you. If you are so rich how come you are so poor ? It has to do with PPP : purchasing power parity. If your food and shelter cost 30 times that of a Chinese, you are no longer feeling or looking as flash now, is it ? Have you come across the cost of child care, education, medical services, taxation, transport and the general cost of living ( and dying ) lately? This is the most fatuous argument ever mounted by the snake oil merchants masquerading as economists .

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Post time 2006-12-25 15:16:25 |Display all floors

Reply #59 christopher_104's post

gosh, isn't that an insult!

air strip one!

ha ha ha



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Post time 2006-12-26 00:30:08 |Display all floors
Originally posted by northwest at 2006-11-24 13:07
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Asian_Economy/HK18Dk01.html

Hazards of Oz
By Chan Akya

Instead of the kangaroo, Australia's national animal emblem should be the platypus, an odd du ...


I thought it was Japan. Now, I know... the ugy duckling is Australia, and the monster is Japan.

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Post time 2006-12-29 01:05:59 |Display all floors

Reply #60 mengzhi's post

A false argument.

So 1 Britain has the wealth of the equvalent of 25 Chinese!  Bully for you. If you are so rich
how come you are so poor  ..quote


Verification of  UK riches via:


THE WORLD BANK

THE FED  (AMERICAN CENTRAL BANK)

http://www.incomesdata.co.uk/statistics/stataver.htm

?1,000 - about US $60,000 and this is AVERAGE  not rich not poor AVERAGE(see below)

And increasing (see the graph below)

Now say you are sorry for pretending the UK is "poor"

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